SYFY orders new series from Independence Day Writer

SYFY has given the series a 12-episode direct order for The Ark, a new drama series from Independence Day and stargate writer and producer Dean Devlin. According to Deadline, the series will begin production at PFI Studios in Belgrade, Serbia. Casting will begin soon. Devlin will show racing and executive products alongside Stargate SG-1 writer-producer Jonathan Glassner. The series does not currently have a premiere date. Devlin and Glassner previously collaborated on the outpost which aired for four seasons on The CW.

This series concluded its run last October.

According to the description of the series, The Ark is set 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions began as a necessity to help ensure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With over a year to go until they reach their target planet, a lack of vital supplies, and a loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best version of themselves to stay the course and survive.

The Ark is a perfect fit for SYFY audiences, and we know fans will be drawn to this heart-pounding story from Dean Devlin, one of the most accomplished and respected science fiction writers working today,” Lisa Katz, President, Scripted content, NBCU Entertainment and said Streaming. “With the recent success of the two Foreign resident and chucky, the network is home to many of the most creative storytellers working in all of television.

As previously reported, Devlin and Glassner will serve as executive producers. They are joined by Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Balkanic Media’s Jonathan English will also produce. Devlin’s Electric Entertainment International Sales Division sells the international rights to the series.

“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to partner with SYFY again and I can’t think of a better collaborator than Jonathan Glassner to bring this series to life,” said Devlin.

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